When dealing with comics there’s a thing that plays an important part in picking any title up – expectations. Expectations are the reason why you follow certain titles or creators around. They deliver the product that has the flavors you want to consume, and in those twenty monthly pages there is a somewhat limited palette on offer. That’s why an issue on the one hand is not enough to provide a complete picture of this serialized storytelling, but on the other it gives you the taste of what it might be about and where it might be heading – it actually creates a craving for more, participating in and feeding off our own expectations.
Of course, expectations are a pain as I’ve already formed a template of them for approaching certain titles which takes into account the industry buzz around it, the creators, the title, characters, or concept, and the publishing house. I’ve actually formed set of prejudices which influence my reviews and what can be expected from the reviewer, the reviews, and the reviewed.
So, which of this week’s comics in Retcon One will deliver something unexpected? Is it one of the three NEW ONES: All-New Doop #1, All-New Ultimates #1, and Batman Eternal #1? Or the title which I’ve reviewed a few months ago and said it was OK, but nothing special – Invincible #110?
Find out below!